- Description: Langage power plant, Plymouth
- Challenge: First gas fired power station to be constructed in the South West
The 847 Megawatt Langage Energy Centre near Plymouth is the first gas fired power station to be constructed in the South East of England for several years. The £400 million combined-cycle power plant is being built by main contractor Alstom Power on behalf of Centrica Energy. Lyndon SGB was asked to supply a comprehensive portfolio of access equipment, based on the record of delivering safe and effective solutions that meet programme deadlines.
We provided a total of 200 tonnes of CUPLOK® system scaffold, two MASTCLIMBERS™ and two 27 m high mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The equipment was used to provide access for exterior cladding as well as for plant installation and fitting out of the main Turbine Hall and Heat Recovery Steam Generator Building. Several large ‘birdcage’ scaffolds were created using CUPLOK® system scaffolding to provide access to the underside of the distinctive curved, roof overhang.